The Cleveland Browns are really pretty damn hapless, huh?

On Sunday, trailing 18-12, the Browns scored a game-tying touchdown with 1:16 left, courtesy of a fourth down bomb from Tyrod Taylor to Antonio Galloway.

Then, kicker Zane Gonzalez missed what would have been the go-ahead point after.

Predictably, Drew Brees quickly led the Saints into field goal range, and Wil Lutz was true from 44 yards out to put New Orleans ahead 21-18.

SOMEHOW, Cleveland moved the ball quite well courtesy of Taylor’s arm, setting Gonzalez up for another field goal to send the game into overtime. This time, his effort was from 52 yards out.

It wasn’t even close.

The Browns led the game 12-3 going into the fourth quarter. They proceeded to allow two touchdowns in the Saints in just over six minutes before the above sequence occurred. For the game, they held the Saints to under 300 yards of offense and won the turnover battle.

Yet, they still lost. Not to completely blame Gonzalez, but he missed two field goals and two extra points. That’s simply unacceptable, and just isn’t good enough – even if you play for the Cleveland Browns. These four missed kicks weren’t even the first missed kicks for Gonzalez this year – he missed a 43-yarder at the end of overtime against the Steelers last week that also would have clinched the win for Cleveland.

And you thought Saturday’s Josh Gordon fiasco was weird and remarkably on-brand.

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1 thought on “The Cleveland Browns took their ineptitude to a whole new level on Sunday

  1. He missed 3 FG’s. I would have met him at the locker room door and told him to go see the Travel department to get a ticket home; because he would not be with the team on the flight and would be cut. He missed the game winner in OT last week, and 5 kicks today 2 EP’s and 3 FG’s

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